Ingenuity Studios, one of Streamland Media’s visual effects divisions, has established a London office and appointed Patrick Dean as executive producer and office lead to further its industry position as a global, full-service visual effects studio, the company announced on Thursday.
In this role, Dean will lead the strategic growth of Ingenuity Studios in the United Kingdom, working with studio leadership to build a team of high-caliber artists and staff. Additionally, he will oversee client relationship management within the region. Dean brings great expertise with episodic and feature work, having worked on projects such as Slow Horses, Lisey’s Story, Chernobyl, Outlander, Thor: The Dark World, Captain Phillips, and many more.
“We’re enthusiastic about having a presence in the United Kingdom, and it’s important to note that we’ve been thoughtful about the kind of person we wanted to lead our team for our European flagship,” said David Lebensfeld, founding partner and VFX Supervisor at Ingenuity Studios. “We found that leader in Patrick. He is already working seamlessly with the greater team, and he’s aligned with the intentional culture that we have established and cultivated over the years.”
“Patrick is joining our studio at an exciting time in a part of the world that is particularly appealing to our clients,” added Grant Miller, partner and VFX Supervisor at Ingenuity Studios. “The studio is in growth mode and taking on lots of exciting new projects. We’re also recruiting amazing talent for our London office, and have received a ton of interest from candidates already!”
Foundational to his expertise, the film industry runs deep in Dean’s family, as his grandfather was an Emmy-winning editor (All Quiet on the Western Front), with his uncle and cousin both following in those footsteps as Film Editors. Meanwhile, Dean’s aunt and sister are both Post Producers, and his brother-in-law works as a Sound Supervisor.
Dean was at the forefront in the opening of the TV department at both DNEG and MPC and was part of teams that won a Broadcast Award special commendation for Lisey’s Story, as well an Emmy for Best Visual Effects for HBO’s Chernobyl.